In France, Musée Mobile (MuMo) is proving that museums are more than static institutions. Their attractive museums on wheels bring art and culture to the people, making heritage more accessible to a wider audience.
In 2014, four Norwegian youngsters stumbled upon a disused factory on the Lofoten Islands. Inspired by its potential, they embarked on a journey to transform it into a vibrant hub for culture, food, and music. Today, Trevarefabrikken stands as a testament to the power of innovative rural revitalisation. We got a chance to speak to one of its founders, Martin Hjelle.
Many residents of the Swedish town of Luleå struggle with loneliness. Earlier this month, a campaign was launched calling on everyone to simply say "Hello" to each other on the street.
Artist Bruce Willen is bringing back an old submerged river in Baltimore through a 2.4-kilometre urban intervention.
The City of Antwerp is planning to install new fountains in the Brilschanspark to help reduce traffic noise. The fountains will generate a calming sound that will help to shield residents from the noise of the nearby highway.
An abandoned military site just north of Brussels has been transformed into a vibrant public park by and for the neighbourhood.
At Tŷ Pawb, a hybrid community centre in an old market hall in Wrexham, everything flows together harmoniously. From cultural events to market stalls for local entrepreneurs — a place has been created here that gives every city dweller a reason to visit.
Public space designers on the new campus of Michigan State University intentionally allowed spontaneous elephant paths to emerge in order to create a pedestrian infrastructure that's much more logical and human-centered.
According to Patrick Bernard, an urban neighbourhood doesn't have to be unfriendly or anonymous at all. Together with his fellow 'super neighbours', he aims to bring the conviviality of a village to the streets of Paris.
Until not so long ago, conceiving and creating public space seemed the exclusive domain of governments and designers. Nowadays, they must increasingly take into account citizens, who long for more control over their living environment. Why is this an important development?
The function of future spaces will be as diverse as the people who use them. We’re entering an era where spaces can change function by the hour.
Wheelmap is the world's biggest crowdsourced and open database for wheelchair-accessible places. The initiative hopes to contribute to a more inclusive city for people with mobility impairments.
We spoke with Peter Hein van Mulligen, chief economist of Statistics Netherlands, about the housing market, inequality and broad prosperity. Spoiler: things are (still) going pretty well in the Netherlands.
Entrepreneur Ruud Koornstra thinks we're on the eve of unprecedented changes in our energy system. It’s almost impossible to imagine, but energy will become virtually free for everyone.
Sociologist Jolanda Maas has been researching the positive effects of greenery on our health for years. Her plea for more vitamin G in the residential environment is more important than ever at a time when urban green spaces are disappearing and (mental) well-being is declining.
What will the Netherlands look like in 90 years? Landscape architect and West 8 founder Adriaan Geuze hopes that the big challenges and crises will force us to reinvent our spatial planning tradition.